It feels like there have been a lot of delays over the past several months. Add one more to that growing list, as Naughty Dog today confirmed that The Last of Us will see a six week delay, now scheduled to release worldwide on June 14th.
Naughty Dog explained their reason for the delay on the PlayStation Blog:
As we entered the final phase of development for The Last of Us, we came to realize just how massive Joel and Ellie’s journey is. But instead of cutting corners or compromising our vision, we came to the tough decision that the game deserved a few extra weeks to ensure every detail of The Last of Us was up to Naughty Dog’s internal high standards.
As a team we pride ourselves on setting a very high quality bar for every aspect of our games – gameplay, story, art, design, technology and more. We want to make sure The Last of Us raises that bar even further – for ourselves, and most importantly, for you, our fans.
April showers bring May flowers. May flowers bring June zombie survival games. So says the nursery rhyme.